Representatives of various professions received state awards. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed a corresponding decree on 28 February.
Outstanding Belarusians receives state awards in recognition of the many-year productive work, professional excellence, courage and resolution displayed in rescue work, a big personal contribution to the development and improvement of the transport industry, significant achievements in the light industry, construction and repair of motorways.
Director of the bridge-building department of OAO Mostostroy Sergei Lazbekin and Director General of SOOO Marko Nikolai Martynov were honored with the Order of Honor. Workers of a number of construction enterprises and the special purpose squadron of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry received medals For Labor Merits and For Excellence in the Prevention and Mitigation of Emergencies. Among the awardees are steam roller operator of Orsha-based road construction and repair company No. 181 Valery Atrashkevich, commander and deputy assistant of a dragger mechanic of the Nizhne-Pripyatsky branch of the Dnieper-Bug water way Mikhail Zavadsky, commanders of the diving and rescue service of the Pinsk center of the special purpose squadron of the Emergencies Ministry Andrei Voitovich and Aleksandr Vakulich.
In accordance with the Decree, the Honored Builder of Belarus title was conferred on First Deputy Director General of Belavtodor Holding Company Grigory Shulga. The Honored Worker of Transport of Belarus title was given to chief engineer of the Dnieper-Bug water way Nikolai Pinchuk.
The head of state also signed an executive order to officially commend a number of people. In recognition of productive labor, a big personal contribution to the successful renovation of the bridge over the Pripyat River in Zhitkovichi District the president presented letters of commendation to a number of workers of construction organizations. Among them are head of the technical monitoring department of Gomelavtodor Viktor Almabekov, bulldozer operator of the Dnieper-Bug water way Vladimir Kulishevich, director of the Belarusian road research institute BeldorNII Viktor Shumchik.
In recognition of the many-year productive work, a big personal contribution to the renovation and modernization of Vitebsk Fur Factory the letter of commendation of the Belarusian President was presented to director of the specialized projects department of OAO Zhilstroy Mikhail Mishchenkov. Head of Orsha-based road construction and repair company No. 181 Vladimir Semenkov received the letter of commendation for professional excellence, a big personal contribution to the beautification of Kopys and Bolbasovo.